The Indian Premier League IPL 2022 auction was proof that the franchises are taking initiatives to find more homegrown talent. This was not the case when the lucrative tournament began in 2008. The auction back in the day witnessed franchises throwing money around big overseas players.
At the IPL 2022 auction, 8 out of the 10 expensive players emerged from India. 204 players got sold and Rs 551.70 crores splashed over 2 days at the mega auction.
In addition, Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians spent more than 10 crores on a player for the first time. They got Chahar and Ishan back.
Shreyas Iyer, the middle order batter went to Kolkata Knight Riders for 12.25 crores after Delhi Capitals did not choose to retain him. The former Delhi Capitals skipper will likely lead Kolkata Knight Riders in the coming season.
Liam Livingstone of England is the only foreign player in the Top 5 Expensive Buys at the IPL 2022 auction. Punjab Kings bagged him for Rs 11.50 crore. Rajasthan Royals picked him for 75 lakhs in the IPL 2021 auction.
The top 5 expensive players list gets completed by Shardul Thakur. The Indian all-rounder is bagged by Delhi Capitals for Rs 10.75 crore.
IPL 2022 Auction: Most Expensive Bids
Ishan Kishan: The wicket-keeper batter is sold to Mumbai Indians for a price of Rs 15.25 crores.
Deepak Chahar: Chennai Super Kings purchased the bowler Deepak Chahar for Rs 14 crores.
Shreyas Iyer: As a result of the Delhi Capitals not retaining him, Kolkata Knight Riders took a chance to secure the middle-order batsman for a price of Rs 12.25 crores.
Liam Livingstone: The all-rounder Liam Livingstone was bought by Punjab Kings for around Rs 11.50 crores. He is the only overseas player who has a place in the top 5 expensive players of the IPL 2022 auction.
Shardul Thakur: The bowling spearhead Shardul Thakur got sold to Delhi Capitals for a price of 10.75 crores.
Wanindu Hasaranga: The Sri-Lankan all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga got sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 10.75 crores
Harshal Patel: The Indian all-rounder Harshal Patel is purchased by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a price of Rs 10.75 crores.
Nicholas Pooran: Sunrisers Hyderabad purchased the West Indian wicket-keeper batsman Nicholas Pooran for Rs 10.75 crores.
Lockie Ferguson: The newly added franchise Gujarat Titans purchased Bowler Lockie Ferguson for Rs 10 crores.
Avesh Khan: Along with Gujarat Titans, the other newly installed franchise Lucknow Super Giants purchased the bowler Avesh Khan for Rs 10 crores in the IPL 2022 auction.
Prasidh Krishna: IPL legends Rajasthan Royals bagged the bowler Prasidh Krishna for a price of Rs 10 crores.
Most Expensive Uncapped Players at IPL 2022 Auction
|Avesh Khan||Rs 10 crores||Lucknow Super Giants|
|Shahrukh Khan||Rs 9 crores||Punjab Kings|
|Rahul Tewatia||Rs 9 crores||Gujarat Titans|
IPL 2022 Auction – Value Purchases
|Player||Price (in crores)||Team|
|Yuzvendra Chahal||Rs 6.50||Rajasthan Royals|
|David Warner||Rs 6.25||Delhi Capitals|
|Quinton de Kock||Rs 6.74||Lucknow Super Giants|
|Kagiso Rabada||Rs 9.25||Punjab Kings|
|Pat Cummins||Rs 7.25||Kolkata Knight Riders|
IPL 2022 Auction: Top Expensive Players (Team-Wise)
Chennai Super kings
Deepak Chahar: The Uttar Pradesh-born bowler is a part of the Chennai Super Kings since 2018. In the 2018 season, Chahar became a key player of the IPL winning team. He became part of the same franchise for Rs 14 crores during the IPL 2022 auction.
Ambati Rayudu: Ambati Rayudu announced his presence when he scored 177 as a teenager against the English u-19 team in 2002. The 30-year-old has been playing for Mumbai Indian prior to IPL 2011 before the IPL squads got a changeover. He was purchased by Chennai Super Kings for Rs 2.20 crores.
Dwayne Bravo: Dwayne Bravo after playing for Mumbai Indians in the first three seasons was taken up by Chennai Super Kings ahead of the IPL 2011. Since then he is a part of the Chennai Super Kings. Bravo was again called back into the team during the IPL 2022 auction for Rs 6.40 crores.
Jofra Archer: Jofra Archer’s registered for IPL 2022 auction despite being injured. Mumbai Indians grabbed him by throwing Rs 8 crores. With all the injuries that he is suffering from, it will be interesting to see how Mumbai decides to go with him.
Tim David: Despite Tim David being a nascent player in IPL cricket, Mumbai Indians decided to spend Rs 8.25 crores to acquire his services in the IPL 2022 mega auction. He has only one appearance for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2021.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Dinesh Karthik: Karthik and RCB have a history back in 2015 after they stole him for a huge price of Rs 10.5 crore. He used to play for Delhi Capitals in 2014. He was brought back to Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2022 auction for 5.5 crores after leading KKR for four seasons.
Josh Hazlewood: The Royal Challengers Bangalore picked Josh Hazlewood for a price of Rs 7.75 crores. There were multiple teams for whom Josh Hazlewood seemed interesting. Finally, RCB bagged him for a heavy price at the IPL 2022 auction.
Nicholas Pooran: The West Indian batter Nicholas Pooran eventually became the most expensive buy from the Sunrisers Hyderabad at Rs 10.75 crores. An interest in Pooran was shown by SRH and Kolkata Knight Riders. However, the left-handed batter went to the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Washington Sundar: Washington Sundar was purchased by Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2022 auction for Rs 8.75 crores. Although many teams showed interest in the player, he eventually went with SRH.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Shreyas Iyer: Shreyas Iyer has arguably become the highest-paid player among the other players of Kolkata Knight Riders by valuing up to Rs 12.25 crore. There was an intense price war for him in the IPL 2022 auction.
Nitish Rana: The left-hander aggressive batsman who is also a part-time off-spinner was purchased by Kolkata Knight Riders for a price of Rs 8 crore.
Mitchell Marsh: Batsman Mitchell marsh was picked up by Delhi Capitals in the auctions in IPL 2022. The Delhi Franchise purchased the Aussie all-rounder for Rs 6.50 during the auction.
David Warner: Acquisition of the Australian opener David Warner was done by the Delhi Capitals during the mega auction. Warner was sold at a price of Rs 6.25 crores.
Trent Boult: The New Zealand pacer Trent Boult was purchased by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 8.5 crores. Boult gets a new franchise in IPL 2022. Mumbai Indians really put up a fight with Rajasthan for the pacer.
Shimron Hetmyer: The West Indian star batter Shimron Hetmyer was acquired by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 8.50 crore in the Indian Premier League 2022 mega auction. Delhi Capitals tried to buy back their star player but Rajasthan nabbed him before Delhi could.
Mohammed Shami: Gujarat Titans bought Mohammad Shami for Rs 6.25 crores during the IPL 2022 auction. Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans were the teams that fought for Mohammad Shami.
Rahul Tewatia: All-rounder Rahul Tewatia joins Gujarat Titans for Rs 9 crore. Tewatia attracted a lot of attention during the 2022 auction and finally submitted to the newly added franchise.
Lucknow Super Giants
Jason Holder: The West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder got picked for a huge price of Rs 8.75 crore in the ongoing Indian Premier League 2022 mega auction
Krunal Pandya: Indian all-rounder Krunal Pandya became a part of Lucknow Super Giants for Rs 8.25 crores. There was a strong bidding war between Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans at the IPL 2022 auction.
Shikhar Dhawan: Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan is all set to be the new skipper of Punjab Kings in the upcoming season of IPL. He was sold to Punjab for a price of Rs 8.25 crores. PBKS was on a hunt for a new skipper after KL Rahul shifted his base to Lucknow Super Giants.
Kagiso Rabada: Punjab Kings acquired the service of the 26-year-old South African pacer Kagiso Rabada for a price of Rs 9.25 crores. The acquisition took place in the IPL auction 2022.
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